An 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity for up to two devices at once, a DAB radio, USB and SD card sockets, and sat-nav with 3D mapping and traffic information are all standard. An even higher-specification sat-nav system is available as an option, featuring Google Earth, a DVD player and a 64GB hard drive, but it’s expensive.
VW’s Car-Net system comes as standard. This allows you to connect a smartphone via Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or MirrorLink. These in turn enable you to access certain features on your phone via the infotainment system, including sat-nav.
The touchscreen interface is easy to use and, in the main, quick to respond. It’s certainly better than the system in the Nissan X-Trail. However, pressing the icon you want while driving takes some concentration, whereas the rotary dial interfaces in the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 are less distracting.